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Maryland DREAM Act Struggling as Opponents Produce 130,000 Signatures to Stop it From Taking Effect

Maryland DREAM Act Struggling as Opponents Produce 130,000 Signatures to Stop it From Taking Effect

A petition of 130,000 signatures of people against allowing undocumented students to pay in-state tuition in Maryland could put the issue on the 2012 ballot. continue reading »

Salvador Allende’s Cause of Death (Suicide) Now Certified With Autopsy

Salvador Allende’s Cause of Death (Suicide) Now Certified With Autopsy

An autopsy has revealed the Chilean president died of two shots fired from an assault rifle, held between his legs. continue reading »

Sen. Schumer to Hold Hearing to Discuss Immigration’s Positive Impact on Economy

Sen. Schumer to Hold Hearing to Discuss Immigration’s Positive Impact on Economy

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is once again pushing to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill, stating that next week, he will hold a hearing focused on the economic effects of immigration, and the arguments for and against it. continue reading »

PREMIERE TONIGHT: “South Beach Tow” Executive Produced by Jennifer Lopez (VIDEO)

PREMIERE TONIGHT: “South Beach Tow” Executive Produced by Jennifer Lopez (VIDEO)

From Executive Producer Jennifer López, “South Beach Tow” takes you inside the world of the Latino family owned Tremont Towing. continue reading »

Migrants Zip Lining from Guatemala to Mexico en Route to the U.S.

Migrants Zip Lining from Guatemala to Mexico en Route to the U.S.

A CNN affiliate in Mexico recently captured a new, albeit illegal, method migrants have been using to travel from Guatemala over the border to Mexico. continue reading »

39 Undocumented Aliens Found in PR in One Day, Those from Cuba Stay - Others Face Deportation

39 Undocumented Aliens Found in PR in One Day, Those from Cuba Stay - Others Face Deportation

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents arrested 39 undocumented aliens from Cuba, Dominican Republic and Ecuador yesterday, found illegally in the United States territory in four separate events. continue reading »

POLL:  Majority of Voters Support Drug Testing Welfare Applicants

POLL:  Majority of Voters Support Drug Testing Welfare Applicants

Florida and Missouri have already passed measures that require some form of drug testing during the welfare application process, with Florida now requiring all applicants to be tested. A majority of voters nationwide agree with automatically testing all welfare applicants for illegal drug use. continue reading »

DORA Labeled 4th Hurricane of the Eastern-Pacific Season, Near Accapulco

DORA Labeled 4th Hurricane of the Eastern-Pacific Season, Near Accapulco

The storm is centered about 240 miles south of Acapulco, with sustained winds close to 90 mph! continue reading »

Rhode Island Democrats Approve Voter ID, Angering the National Party

Rhode Island Democrats Approve Voter ID, Angering the National Party

Should voters be required to show photo identification at the polls? For years, the question has amounted to a demarcation line between Republicans and Democrats. continue reading »

Madrid is Preparing to Welcome a Million Young People for World Youth Day

Madrid is Preparing to Welcome a Million Young People for World Youth Day

Major religious and cultural events are being organized for World Youth Day (WYD) in Spain by the Catholic Church that gathers around the Pope thousands of young people from all continents. continue reading »

City Beaches Closed Due to Fog - Check Today if Reopened

All but one of the city of Chicago's beaches were closed today due to the poor visibility from the low laying fog. The only beach open to swimmers was the 12th Street beach. City beaches were technically opened but no one was allowed to enter the water to swim. The low laying fog caused by the extreme heat makes it difficult for life guards to see who is in the water and what is happening, therefore making it an unsafe situation. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Colombia on Your 201th Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Colombia on Your 201th Year of Independence

Today, all of Colombia is celebrating and rejoicing its 201-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for over 300 years as it colonized the region and enslaved native populations. The fight for independence started in 1819 and was 14-years in the making; led by Simón Bolivar and Francisco de Paula Santander who liberated five countries from Spanish rule. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Serrano Peppers Shipment Contains Over 1,400lbs of Marijuana, Seized at Border

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Serrano Peppers Shipment Contains Over 1,400lbs of Marijuana, Seized at Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa cargo facility Wednesday evening, discovered 1,420 pounds of marijuana in boxes of serrano chili peppers. On July 13 at about 6 p.m., a 27-year-old male Mexican citizen entered the cargo port driving a 2000 International tractor, pulling a refrigerated trailer with cargo manifested as chili peppers. A CBP officer noticed the driver’s nervous demeanor and referred the conveyance for an intensive examination. continue reading »

UN Condemns Killing of 3rd Mexican Journalist in One Month

UN Condemns Killing of 3rd Mexican Journalist in One Month

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom has condemned the killing of a Mexican journalist, the latest addition to what she called “the long list of victims sacrificed at the altar of freedom of expression.” continue reading »

Mayor Emanuel Announces Creation of New Americans to Support Chicago’s Immigrant Communites

Help Enhance Their Contributions to Chicago's Economic, Civic and Cultural Life. Office will help immigrants access city services and start new businesses; will pursue long-term goal of making Chicago the world’s most immigrant-friendly city continue reading »